Drayden Man Arrested for Stealing Fathers Car, Three Days After Crashing into a Vehicle on Great Mills Road

April 29, 2019
Patrick Boothe, 32, of Drayden

Patrick Boothe, 32, of Drayden

UPDATE 4/29/2019: On Saturday, April 27, 2019, Deputy Davis from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Drayden for the report of a stolen vehicle.

Police arrived on scene and spoke with Stanley Boothe who said his son, Patrick Boothe, 32, of Drayden, had taken his Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck without permission and went to Prince Frederick.

Patrick Boothe was located by law enforcement operating the vehicle and was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Boothe was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center where he was charged with the unauthorized removal of a motor vehicle.

Booth was released a few hours later after posting a $3,000 unsecured personal bond.

4/26/2019: On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at approximately 9:55 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of the St. Mary’s Square on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident.

Crews arrived on scene to find one vehicle off the roadway and in a ditch, the second vehicle was found parked behind Wendy’s.

The driver of the sedan was taken to an area hospital with unknown injuries. The driver of the truck was arrested at the scene by police.

Witnesses reported the woman in the sedan was stopped at the red traffic light, when the truck slammed into the rear of the car at a high rate of speed, pushing the sedan through marble countertops on display in front of 84 Lumber, and then into a water drainage ditch.

The pickup truck continued down Great Mills Road and turned into the Fiesta Pollo restaurant parking lot, and then drove over a curb and into Wendy’s parking lot, and parked.

The driver of the pickup truck was identified as Patrick Boothe, 32, of Drayden.

Boothe was charged with possession of marijuana and other charges are expected to be filed a later date.